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Dear Dos Rios families,                                                                  July 2014
 
I hope you are all enjoying the summer doing lots of fun, family activities! The new school year will be here before you know it. We are excited to welcome everyone back to a great year of learning here at Dos Rios. As I go into my eighth year here as Principal, I become more aware of the great community we have here at Dos Rios; great students and families that value and support their child's education; great teachers and staff that work tirelessly to provide the best learning opportunities for our students; and so many other groups that impact our school such as our Community Partner, Cornerstone Community Church. This is indeed a school of excellence, and we are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning!
 
We have a new Assistant Principal this year, Matt Thompson. He is looking forward to meeting everyone. Matt and I have been meeting with teachers and registering new students this month. Class lists are now formed and will be posted on our front windows beginning August 5th, 2014.
 
Here are some important dates for the upcoming year:
 
Tuesday, August 12th
4:00-5:00pm - Welcome Back Barbeque at Dos Rios Elementary School. This will be an opportunity for you to stop by, meet your child's teacher and drop off supplies in the classroom. While in your child's classroom, you will pick-up a packet of information including this year's calendar, your child's database, and some additional forms to complete and turn in to the gym when they are completed. Also during this time, we would appreciate it if you would do the following:
  •  Gym - The cafeteria staff will be available (all breakfasts and lunches are free) but we still need you to submit or complete paperwork for free and reduced lunches. Which will bring additional funds and services to our school.
  • Gym - There will be sign-up sheets for fall parent/teacher conferences, so bring your family calendar to assist in completing this task. Fall conferences this year are similar to last year - September 18th (4-8pm), 19th (noon-4pm) and 23rd (4-8pm).
  • Gym - Please turn in your child's information database, as well as additional permission forms that you picked up in your child's classroom.
  • Gym - The clinic staff will be available with health forms that you may need.

Thursday, August 14th -First Day of School - Grades 1-5. (Kindergarten's first day is August 19th, 2014). We will test all incoming Kindergarten students on August 14th and 15th. Kindergarten class lists will be posted on the window by the front door on August 18th in the afternoon. This year, all Kindergarten classes will be FULL DAY! We are still accepting applications for Kindergarten registration for students who will be 5 years old by October 1st.

Regular school hours: Monday - 8:20am-2:15pm; Tuesday-Friday - 8:20am-3:45pm. Our tardy bell will ring and our electronic doors will lock at 8:25am.
 
I am looking forward to a great year as we continue the focus on excellence and teamwork at Dos Rios. Please feel free to stop by anytime throughout the school year if you have concerns or just want to share an exciting story about your child's learning. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you shortly! 
 
 
 
 
Sincerely
Lydia Bates
Dos Rios Principal

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